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in connecticut, many parents are frustrated with the federal government and expressed concerns to politicians at a town hall meeting. >> we go from one to another. we go from fema to our homeowners. our homeowners insurance offered me $150. what can i do with that? >> fema ain't doing nothing. still they keep going around in a circle and they go, denied. denied. >> evacuees are thankful for having a place to sleep, but say living conditions in shelters are cramped and very nice to have space for the kids to be running around. the founder of camp tlc that you heard from just a moment ago, plans to be here and serve these kids as long as the families are in shelters and as long as she has enough funding. if you would like to donate, go to www.jdaf.org. >> rick: thanks >> arthel: new concerns over student loan debt in the u.s. as it nears the $1 trillion mark. it's raising questions about similar loan practices that contributed to the subprime mortgage crisis. take a look at the numbers now. last quarter, student debt hit $956 billion. 11% of that is now seriously delinquent. surpassing the ra
, and eight in connecticut, many parents in the area are just at wit's end trying to make life normal for their kids as they live in shelters. that's what camp tlc is doing, together living with a challenge. they've just wrapped up their third week of camp sandy and they've had a lot of fun. it was carnival day. as parents are leaving with their children, they're allowed to stop by here, this distribution center and pick up nonperrishables and other necessities. earlier this morning, about 10:00 o'clock, a bus driver picked up about 30 kids and many of their parents as well from a shelter here in staten island and took them to gateway academy. kids from ages four to 16 share their stories, do sing alongs, arts and crafts, and burn off their energy. parents can either participate in camp activities or run errands, talk to insurance companies and find more permanent places for their kids to sleep at night. >> short-term, i think it's giving parents respite, letting parents know they can rebuild their lives and their kids are in good hands. i think long-term, it's teaching kids that ther
here, just a few hours drive from his connecticut roots but a world away to one of the most prestigious prep schools in the country, the phillips exiter academy. he helps find some of the best and brightest young minds across the world and hopes he's discovered even more out here. >> that's what i want for the inner city kids, that they can have this imagination. that yes, you belong. >> reporter: a message heard loud and clear. >> so cool. my dream is to go to yale. >> reporter: on a new field of dreams. ron mott, nbc news, exiter, new hampshire. >>> we're back in a moment. this is "today" on nbc. [ boy 1 ] hey! that's the last crescent. oh, did you want it? yea we'll split it. [ female announcer ] made fresh, so light, buttery and flakey. that's half that's not half! guys, i have more! thanks mom [ female announcer ] pillsbury crescents. let the making begin [ female announcer ] holiday cookies are a big job. everything has to be just right. perfection is in the details. ♪ get to holiday fun faster with pillsbury cookie dough. >>> still to come on "today," target >>> good saturday m
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